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Pierre Jeanneret
'PUBLIC BENCH', MODEL NO. PJ-SI-37-B, DESIGNED FOR THE HIGH COURT, CHANDIGARH, INDIA
teak, with leather upholstery
85 x 142 x 65 cm (33  1/2  x 55  7/8  x 25  3/4  in.)
circa 1959-1960
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Provenance

Chandigarh, India
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Eric Touchaleaume and Gerald Moreau, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, The Indian Adventure: Design-Art-Architecture, Paris, 2010, pp. 163, 566
Galerie Patrick Seguin, ed., Le CorbusierPierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India, Paris, 2014, pp. 136, 156, 157, 283

Catalogue Note

Mentored by his cousin Charles Edouard Jeanneret – better known as Le Corbusier – Pierre Jeanneret was the more hands-on and slightly overshadowed architect of the pair, whose project for the design of the city of Chandigarh in India remains one of the most significant and iconic Modernist architectural designs. Collaborating for well over 20 years with Le Corbusier, he worked on developing the furniture and interiors in which the designs were iterated for use by residents and city officials alike. Pierre Jeanneret stayed in Chandigarh after its completion, appointed Head Architect by the Administration of the city.

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